Cindy A Lelea, CPD(DONA)
Mother of 5
I am a certified Postpartum Doula through DONA, International and a mother of five grown children! I absolutely love helping families develop self-sufficiency skills to nurture and care for their infant. I feel honored to be able to come alongside families and support them through the joys and challenges that a newborn brings.
My calling to help mothers was inspired by varying experiences following the birth of my children. With my first three, I was well cared for and supported by both my mother-in-law and my mother. With my fourth and fifth I didn't have the same kind of support postnatally and often felt overwhelmed and utterly exhausted as a result!
My first experience providing support postnatally was in 2000 for my sister after the birth of her 3rd child. Prior to getting my doula certification I worked as a Nanny through Care.com caring for infants and toddlers.
"Cindy was a great blessing in adjusting to having a third child. She spent time with the older siblings quite a bit enabling me to focus on my newborn and get some much needed sleep. She prepared meals for the family, ran errands and took care of the baby at times so that I could get some naps in! She gave me a great back rub and was a good listening ear. She was so good at nourishing and caring for us." Elizabeth F.
As a Postpartum Doula, I've had the honor of helping not only first-time parents but also families with older siblings, and even one family with 8 children! For me, helping families is a calling and not a job. It's what I love to do!
I customize my services for each family based on their needs and requests, and schedule in-home support services to one family at a time. I offer a free initial consultation to determine if I will be the right Postpartum Doula for your needs. I'm here for you!
Postpartum Doula training through Modern Doula Education
"Working with Twins and Multiples" training through CAPPA
Basics of Lactation Management course through Lactation Education Resources
Newborn Care Specialist Training through The Cradle Coach Academy
Up-to-date CPR and First Aid certificate and Food Handling Permit.